Lady Lever Art Gallery

The Lady Lever Art Gallery offers a wide range of activities, workshops and resources for education and community groups of all ages. 

Booking a group visit

  • If you are planning a school or college group visit please ring our booking team on 0151 478 4788 or email us using this form to enquire about making a booking.
  • If you want to visit as part of an adult or community group or coach trip, please complete an adult group bookings form to book your visit.
  • If you would like catering for your group visit, please contact

Schools and groups can also pre-book our activity rooms, including lunch facilities. 

Preparing for your visit

We strongly advise that all teachers and accompanying adults visiting the gallery with a group read the following guidance notes.This will give you all the practical information you need to ensure that you have an enjoyable and productive visit, including sample risk assessments. 

Themes and topics

Explore these themes and topics on your visit to the gallery:  

  • Victorians.
  • Local and social history through the legacy of Lord Leverhulme’s soap industry and his personal collection of treasures.
  • The gallery has a strong Pre-Raphaelite collection including paintings by Millais and Rossetti, which provide an opportunity for independent study.

Explore the gallery

Lady Lever Art Gallery trail

Explore the Lady Lever Art Gallery and our collections with this trail and sketchbook. 

Lever Collects trail (pdf)

Lady Lever sketchbook (pdf)

More resources are available below


Workshops usually link to the national curriculum through our collections and displays. Booking well in advance is advised.


Whether you are visiting the Lady Lever Art Gallery or would like to use activities in the classroom, we have a number of resources available including notes for teachers, booklets for children, a trail, a sketchbook and online quizzes and games.

Quizzes and games

Downloadable resources

Explore the Lady Lever Art Gallery

Explore the gallery and our collections with this trail and sketchbook. 

Teacher notes

These teacher notes support school sessions that we offer at the Lady Lever Art Gallery, but could also be used independently.The teacher notes are only available as pdfs to download below, we do not provide printed copies.

Pupil booklets

These booklets for pupils can be downloaded below and are also available as a printed copy on gallery for pupils to complete during their visit.

Creative ideas resource

The Creative ideas resource has been designed for parents, teachers and group leaders to give some ideas of creative activities you could undertake during a visit. You can download it below and printed copies are also available at the Gallery.

Early years trail

The My home trail specially for our youngest visitors can be downloaded here and printed copies are also available at the Gallery.

Heritage Lottery Fund

These resources were funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, as part of the development of the South End galleries in 2016.

Heritage lottery fund